More info / buy the CD: www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/BingSatellites/Rain/ Released as part of the very first Netlabel Day An album of abstract ambient music inspired by city life on my home town of Manchester, UK. Manchester is a busy, cosmopolitan university city. A city that has been the birthplace of so much science, music, art, political struggle and so much more besides, something that we proud Mancunians are not afraid to boast about. This is not a chillout album, although some will... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: bing satellites, rain, bfw, manchester, ambient, electronic, drone, experimental, soundscape,...
The fourth release on BFW from Eko_Fisk sees a subtle change in direction - the lush and warm ambient textures are joined by sequencer driven Berlin school style electronics. This is soundtrack music with real tension and beauty. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: bfw, ekofisk, eko_fisk, ambient, electronica, idm, soundtrack
The new album of live ambient music performed by Bing Satellites during December 2013. The album is also available now on gatefold CD from bingsatellites.bigcartel.com The music is played into a long, slowly decaying loop. These loops are quite long (often around 90 seconds or more) and with very little rhythm to speak of, it is difficult to know precisely where I am in the loop, so I can add notes and sounds where I see fit, but can never know exactly what I am adding these notes to.... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: bing satellites, bfw, ambient, live, improvisation, electronic, atmospheric, chill, drone,...
Improvised, recorded, mixed and mastered 10/26/13 at Worthless research Studios, Madison, WI Jonathan Ewald - 6 string bass, synth, effects, knives, AM radio, artwork Jonathan Ewald returns to BFW under his moniker litmus0001 with a beautiful album of brooding atmospheric ambience. View on BFW: www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/litmus0001/living litmus0001 : www.facebook.com/litmus0001Ambient favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: bfw, ambient, music, soundscape, drone, experimental, electronic, atmospheric
An album of songs by musicians around the world, all completely written and recorded in one day! On Saturday 28th September 2013, musicians from around the world each wrote and recorded a complete new song, from scratch in one day. The next day, these songs were be collected and put together as this album. The day after that, the album was released as a free download under a Creative Commons licence! There is a whole range of music - ambient, glitchy electronica, indie and everything in... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: bfw, album in a day, ambient, electronic, electronica, IDM, indie, shoegaze, experimental, music,...
A collection of songs based around guitar and fretless bass. Blissful ambience finishing with the apocalyptic post rock of 'Where I Stand'.These songs were recorded over the last few years, using different techniques and equipment for each song. All that links them is the presence of my trusty, battered, old guitar and fretless bass.Released just four weeks before the experimental ambient album Accidental Music volume one. RELEASES: Summer Night [BFW001] Released 1 April 2009Forever EP [BFW002]... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: bfw, bing, satellites, ambient, guitar, post rock, shoegaze, chill, experimental
It must be that time of year! After the success of The BFW Christmas Album 2010 last year, we bring you this year's offering of Christmas cheer. 85 minutes of brand new festive loveliness - ambient, indie, electronica and much more - for you to enjoy over the holiday season and beyond. So crack open the egg nog (or maybe something a bit less, well, noggy) and enjoy. Feel free to share it with your family and friends or on your blog or website. Merry Christmas! tracklist: 01. Eko_Fisk -... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: bfw, christmas, festive, ambient, indie, electronica, experimental, new age, drone, soundscape
Russian indie band Слайды (The Slides) return to BFW recordings with a fantastic new single. The songs are powerful and expertly delivered. We look forward to hearig more from our Russian friends soon. See also http://www.archive.org/details/TheSlides-Soma favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: bfw, slides, Слайды, russia, indie
Prolific ambient musician Bing Satellites returns with an album of slow, drifting ambient music. In his own words - Record everything! That is the rule I try to live by. The music on this album was recorded in one week in March 2012, a week when I was rather unwell and thought I had done very little other than take my cold medicine and watch TV in bed. I played a few soothing tunes on the piano (well, my facsimile of a piano) from time to time, but it came as quite a surprise to find that all... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: bing satellites, landscape and drift, bfw, ambient, flu, electronic, improvisation, live, chill,...
On Saturday, 7th April 2012, musicians around the world each wrote and recorded a complete new song, from scratch in one day - all on the same day! The next day, these songs were collected and put together as this album. The day after that, the album was released as a free download! After the success of Album In A Day volumes 1-3, we had to do this all over again. The enthusiastic response from listeners and everyone involved is fantastic. Remember, none of the music on this album existed... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: bfw, album in a day, compilation, ambient, glitch, electronic, indie, experimental, new age,...
Ketsa returns to BFW with volume one of a two volume album fittingly released on 11.11.11 His beautiful mix of lush strings, samples and beats is uniquely Ketsa and a joy. Volume 2 of this album is available to download for free from ketsa.bandcamp.com/album/1111-vol-11 favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: 11, ambient, electronica, idm, bfw, ketsa
On Saturday 13 August 2011, musicians from around the world each wrote and recorded a new song, completely and from scratch in one day. The next day, those songs were collected together as an album. On Monday 15 August 2011, the album will be released as a free download by BFW recordings under a Creative Commons licence (click for more details). The last two times we have done this has been a huge success - albums of original new ambient, electronica, indie and much more, and this album is no... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: bfw, album in a day, compilation, ambient, indie, post rock, electronica, glitch, new age
The second release on BFW from False Awakening. This EP is actually just one extended song, and a beautiful song at that, made from acoustic guitars and atmospherics. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: ambient, chill, guitar, bfw, false awakening
Bing Satellites starts the year with an EP of ambient piano songs. These four songs are based around generative loops where each note is played on a loop, the length of that loop varying according to its pitch. They are sparse and beautiful. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: bing satellites, bfw, ambient, piano
Please note - this album has been moved. You can find the whole album here - http://www.archive.org/details/IHeardSomethingInTheDistanceVol1 Thanks for your patience. Brin (BFW Recordings) 30 August 2009 favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
We are sorry to announce that this album is no longer available from BFW recordings. You can buy the CD / digital download of this album at thesunshinefactorymusic.com Topics: bfw, sunshine factory, shoegaze, indie, dream pop
Here is the new experimental project from Elypixa. It would be too pretentious to compare himself to Beethoven, but he has inspired Elypixa. Beethoven continued to write, compose music after becoming deaf. That's where Elypixa had an idea - compose an album without listening to what he does, just taking into account the knowledge of its design software. Elypixa randomly selected sounds and synthesizers... He composed as usual... He finally listened and selected the most representative of... Topics: electronic, experimental, bfw
Ghostkid returns to BFW with an EP of funky electronica. From the sci-fi intro to funky grooves and grainy electronics. Ghostkid is Donny Jankowski, a Milwaukee-based producer and musician. First influenced by psychedelic and blues guitar, Donny cut his early instrumentals on an old two-track cassette recorder he found in his parents' basement. Progressing as a musician, it wasn't long before he began migrating towards electronic music production. Pulling influences from lo-fi, IDM, dub, and... Topics: bfw, ghostkid, electronica, dub, idm, funk
The fourth release on BFW from Anthing is a fantastic album of mixed up electronic music - in places quirkiy, glitchy and quite emotive. Give your ears a treat and get this downloaded! Topics: electronic, glitch, anthing, bfw
Ketsa returns to BFW with yet another outstanding album. Nearly an hour of beautiful and intricately delicate songs filled with samples, beats and live instruments and percussion. Seriously, you have to listen! Topic: ketsa, bfw, recordings, ambient, experimental, IDM
The third album in the Twilight Sessions series. Like the first two, this is a collection of improvised live recordings. In places, very ambient: long, drawn out pieces that evolve slowly, creating quite an emotive and evocative sound. Each piece starts as a blank canvas with no preconceived notion of where the music will go. Notes and noises are played from synths, guitar, voice and samples and fed into one or two loops which repeat and layer and decay. These loops can be quite long, so as a... Topic: bfw, recordings, bing, satellites, ambient, IDM, live, improv, chill
An album of poems spoken by Graham Marlowe with music performed on vibraphone by Michael Neumeyer. In their own words: "Though some of you may not be familiar with my work (yet), you may recognize some names in the liner notes -- Steve Peplin (guitar) and Steve Gallam (soprano sax) specifically. This album is largely a poetry/vibes "duet" record, but with a tremendous amount of coloring from Peplin, Gallam, and a set of chimes made from discarded keys. Corduroy Resignation is... Topics: bfw, graham marlowe, michael neumeyer, vibraphone, spoken word, poetry, atmospheric
Beautiful and chilled. 'The Snow Imposed Silence' is the wonderful new album from Cousin Silas. Many of you will know this music from his previous releases on Fflint Central, Earth Monkey and justnotnormal, as well as appearances on several compilations. But for those of you new to this artist, this is a lush, drifting ambient album. Think of Namlook or Tangerine Dream and you are somewhere close, though this album has a unique flavour. MySpace blog Topics: cousin silas, bfw, ambient, peaceful, soundscape, chill, new age
We are delighted to welcome piper_ben to BFW recordings! His debut EP on BFW is an interesting mix of experimental ambient and mixed up house. Topics: ambient, IDM, house, beats, bfw, piper_ben, experimental, ambient dub
A wonderful slice of electronic music from Finland. The second release on BFW from Anthing. "This ep is really personal and includes a mess of motion that I've experienced through this year. Mainly my work situation has been pushing my mind crazy but now I'm leaving that behind and hopefully it starts getting better. I know it will." - Anthing OTHER RELEASES: 'Slip Deep' [BFW048] Released 19 April 2010 Topic: ambient, IDM, bfw, recordings, anthing
Lush, ambient shoegaze from Indonesia, similar in places to early Ulrich Schnauss and M83. For more information on this release, go to http://www.bfwrecordings.com/bfw026 Topic: telegraph, reverb, mind, universe, bfw, recordings, ambient, shoegaze, elctronica
More details / alternative download links: www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/AdeHodges/CovertSymbols/ An album of dark ambient atmospheres from the now prolific ambient musician Ade Hodges. Many of you will know Ade for his wonderful abstract paintings (see link below). He has somehow managed to transfer those skills into making similarly abstract music with an already large collection of albums. adehodges.bandcamp.com soundcloud.com/ade-hodges www.facebook.com/adehodgesartist... Topics: ade hodges, bfw, ambient, electronic, abstract, experimental, dark ambient, soundscape, drone
The third in the series of live, improvised ambient albums. Another 17 quiet ambient songs - mainly piano and baritone guitar - with 17 accompanying photographs. How the music is created: A 16 bar phrase is played. That phrase is fed into a slowly decaying 16 bar loop, similar to the one used in Twilight Sessions. That loop is fed into a slowly decaying 6 bar loop which repeats the first loop every 6 bars, so that soon, there are several layers of the original phrase that interact and create... Topics: bfw, bingsatellites, ambient, piano, soothing images, generative, peaceful, improvisation
More details / alternative download: www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/MikkRebane/Particles/ The debut on BFW from Estonian producer Mikk Rebane. An outstanding album of warm glitchy ambient mixed with Berlin school electronics. Mikk Rebane has created something wonderful here, and expertly produced, that I know many of you will really enjoy. Mikk Rebane on the web: soundcloud.com/mikk4 mikkrebane.bandcamp.com
All songs written, arranged, performed, recorded & produced by Chris Fordham. Original artwork by Chris Fordham. 'Staring At The Sea', 'Waves', & 'Descent' - Watercolour on canvas. For up to date info on The Silent Committee, more downloads etc. Myspace - http://www.myspace.com/thesilentcommittee Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Silent-Committee/351475553288?ref=ts Photoblog - http://chrisfordham496.blogspot.com Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/ChrisFordham Topic: silent, committee, bfw, recordings, ambient, soundtrack
The debut on BFW recordings from Russian indie band |sistra|, or more correctly, |систра|. The band have gained some recognition in their native Russia and rightly so. Diaphone is a collection of heartful songs. The band's delivery is powerful and emotional. Close to post rock but more fragile and less apocalyptic. We have much more from |sistra| in the near future. |sistra| is a indie-electronic rock band from Kabarovsk, Russian Federation. Spreading own music from internet they gained... Topic: indie, rock, alt, post rock
On Saturday 18th August 2012, musicians from around the world each wrote and recorded a complete new song, from scratch in one day. The next day, these songs were collected and put together as this album. The day after that, the album was released as a free download! You can download the original version of Album In A Day volume 5 at archive.org/details/AlbumInADayVol5 Mark Blood has taken all the music from that album and mixed it into two rather wonderful DJ mixes. You can hear more at... Topics: bfw, mark blood, album in a day, remixed, dj mix, ambient, indie, experimental, drone, glitch,...
More info / alternative download / album also available on a 4 CD pack: www.bingsatellites.com/releases/more A massive album of drifting ambient music. Over 5 hours of music available on 4 CD package and download. More is an album of music inspired by Manchester, my home town. The city is hectic and noisy and full of every kind of person from around the world. And I live very close to the centre. While it is constantly busy here, I can escape into my light and airy little studio. This album is... Topics: bing satellites, bfw, more, Robert Matejko, Robby Baby Dark Poet of Amour, ambient, Manchester,...
A collection of four or more dark and moody songs that come somewhere between rock and experimental music. Marvellous stuff! Topics: rock, dark, experimental, bfw, recordings, alexander, blackwater, mysteries, quiet, but, twisted
A while back, we invited BFW artists and our friends to submit songs for a BFW Christmas Album. We left the scope for these contributions quite wide - you could write a song with a Christmas or Winter feel, or maybe a song for your love ones, or even get out the sleigh bells and croon like Nat King Cole! It just had to be an original song - we aren't doing an album of ambient Christmas carols! What we got has astounded us. So we present to you The BFW Christmas Album 2010, a collection of 12... Topics: christmas, bfw, ambient, shoegaze, electronic, indie, experimental
The second in the Twilight Sessions series. This is very ambient: long, drawn out pieces that evolve slowly, creating quite an emotive and evocative sound, but with a dub edge. Each piece starts as a blank canvas with no preconceived notion of where the music will go. Notes and noises are played from synths, guitar, voice and samples and fed into one or two loops which repeat and layer and decay. These loops can be quite long, so as a performer I can add notes as I see fit, but only have a... Topics: bing, satellites, twilight, sessions, ambient, live, chill, dub, experimental
Post blues or post-soul would decree the English critic Simon Reynolds if he had the opportunity to listen to the album that is by editing AguasTónicas soon or better yet, witness the band live. As it is unlikely that this (that Reynolds will listen) happen in the short term, it is necessary to say a few things: the music of AguasTónicas has almost nothing to 'post' and a lot of 'pre'. It says nothing of the end of an era, but speaks of a time to come, in which some things are similar to... Topics: Aguas tónicas, BFW, indie, rock, argentina
On Saturday 25th May 2013, musicians from around the world each wrote and recorded a complete new song, from scratch in one day The next day, these songs were collected and put together as this album. The day after that, the album was released as a free download! There is a whole range of music - ambient, folk, glitchy electronica, indie and everything in between. Remember, none of the music on this album existed before Saturday 25th May 2013. A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this... Topics: bfw, album in a day, ambient, electronic, indie, folk, glitch, experimental, compilation,...
The new abstract ambient album from Closer Contact. Magnus Larsson returns with his sixth release on BFW (including his collaborations with Meteer). This is yet another ambient tour de force - an album of mysterious electronic soundscapes. In his own words - I've tried to create a straight down ambient album with more or less no rhythm involved. Some of the songs are kind of divided into separate parts within and the last song ends with some glitchy clicking going on. I've used my very... Topics: closer contact, bfw, ambient, abstract, experimental, soundscape, drone, electronic, glitch,...
A new experimental work from musician and composer Lindenberg Munroe. "This album comprises a selection of works done through many years since my time back in Brazil and my recent years here in England. Nonetheless, they are all linked by the same mood; reflective at times with darkness nearby. I am particularly interested in the amalgamation between peace and disturbance and that is why Studies for the Soul (Etudes for the Anima) tries to translate within the scope of sound those... Topic: bfw, lindenberg, munroe, experimental, abstract, minimal
After 'Geography', his recent collaboration with Closer Contact, Meteer returns with this new solo EP. This is a stunning collection of deeply chilled, experimental ambient pieces. OTHER RELEASES: Geography (with Closer Contact) [BFW064] Released 9 August 2010 METEER ON THE WEB: soundcloud.com/meteer Topic: meteer, bfw, ambient, abstract, experimental, IDM
The new experimental ambient EP from Bing Satellites. A heady mix of ambient dub and glitchy electronics along with lush strings and atmospheres. The songs on this EP, unusually for me, all came to life through different processes: Sleepwalking is built around the rhythms of a loop of sound put through a resonator. The sound I recorded when I stuck a microphone out of my window. At that moment, a couple of neighbours were putting out their rubbish. That is what you can hear at the start and... Topics: bing satellites, bfw, the dream, ambient, electronic, electronica, IDM, new age, experimental,...